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WHO ARE THE TUCSON ORIGINALS?

Founded in 1999, the Tucson Originals is Tucson’s premier group of independently-owned, fine dining, casual and neighborhood restaurants.

Download and review our membership application

Our goals are to:

  • Protect Tucson’s culinary sense of place
  • Educate the dining public on the value and importance of independent restaurants in their community
  • Achieve the same kind of economic muscle the chains have used so effectively

WHY BECOME A TUCSON ORIGINAL?

Increased Public Awareness

Tucson Original members benefit from year-round public relations opportunities:

  • Radio and television appearances
  • Cooking demonstrations/classes
  • Inclusion in holiday and seasonal press releases
  • High profile visibility in Tucson Original events and other non-profit community events
  • Share in the Tucson Original database (over 8000 email addresses), Facebook and Twitter platforms
  • Opportunity to be featured in the monthly Tucson Originals e-newsletter
  • Inclusion in the widely circulated Tucson Originals brochure

As well as advertising opportunities:

  • Automatic inclusion in Tucson Originals advertising i.e. bus benches, radio, television and print
  • Logo, photo and info featured on www.tucsonoriginals.com
  • Exclusive pricing to members in Tucson Original group ads in multiple local publications
  • Special ad production pricing for members

Comradery

Share information/support with fellow members:

  • Employee needs and referrals
  • Equipment needs and contacts
  • Current economic issues
  • Community support issues
  • Networking

More “Butts in Seats”

Programs are generated to increase traffic to your restaurant

  • Tucson Originals Gift Certificate quarterly online sales
  • Tucson Originals Gift Card (exclusive for use at member restaurants)

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A MEMBER?

  • Restaurant must be locally owned and operated and  located in the greater Tucson area
  • Corporate office must be located in the greater Tucson area
  • May not be affiliated in any way with a national company

WHAT WILL IT COST YOU?

  • No cash outlay ~ To support your annual membership dues and drive traffic to your restaurant, you agree to honor gift certificates sold throughout the year in our online sales (with a retail value of $2600 per annum)

Download and review our membership application

TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP:

Contact the Corresponding Secretary of Tucson Originals at:

520-477-7950 or email tucsonoriginals@gmail.com